The Master of Business (MBus) aims to develop excellent managers for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors including defence. It provides students with an advanced understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin effective management, business decision making and leadership as well as analytical skills they can use throughout their career. The degree combines a core set of business courses. The Strategic Management course is considered a capstone component and students can also select other subjects related to their interests. The degree has the option to do a research-based project that will lead to future research-focused degrees.

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UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

With its structure of core and elective units, Master of Business students become professional managers by gaining broad and deep knowledge. You will develop a systems thinking-based approach in your problem-solving ability to successfully manage businesses, which makes this degree different from most others in the market.

Who should choose this degree?

The Master of Business is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers wanting to gain a more advanced understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin effective management, business decision making and leadership in organisations.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Manager in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors including defence
  • Business owner and manager
  • Business analyst

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

The Master of Business at UNSW Canberra is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Credit transfer

On applying for entry to the MProjMgt program, a student maybe eligible to apply for RPL for courses that have completed in a previous postgraduate program at UNSW or at another university. If they have completed a previous masters program, they may be eligible for up to four courses (24 UOC or 50% of the requirements of the MProjMgt).



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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